Chicago, Again May 5, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in university.
I find myself in Chicago again, and my students about to take another test tomorrow morning (Friday). I'm here, as usual, to work on research. What do I find myself working on?
- Awards for our department (we will have a dinner on May 23rd to hand out fellowships and scholarships for best undergraduate students, graduate students, etc.).
- Paper reviews for D0.
- Reviewing applications for our ATLAS post-doc position.
- Meetings with ATLAS folks (over in Europe).
- Meetings with my graduate student here and his analysis group and the D0 Level 3/DAQ group.
Except for the last, I could have done all of them back at UW. On the other hand, there is no one to interrupt me here – so I get much more done than I do back at UW.
About 25% of our department has a second office in a different building — half way across campus from the regular physics building. I wonder if that means they hardly get interrupted over there and so are much more efficient in getting research done? :-)